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Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3136 reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the camera and screen. The usability and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed comments about the reception.

size, performance, usability, screen, camera

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the screen and camera. The portability and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the GPS navigation and connectivity. There are some less positive opinions about the reliability.

usability, performance, portability, camera, screen

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - WhiteSony Xperia Z1 UK SIM-Free Smartphone - White

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 423 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The camera and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed comments about the reliability.

performance, portability, camera, design, screen

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 (Honami) 16GB Black Factory Unlocked International Version No Warranty 20mp Camera 5" 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900Sony Xperia Z1 C6903 (Honami) 16GB Black Factory Unlocked International Version No Warranty 20mp Camera 5" 4G LTE 800 / 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1800 / 1900

Dec, 2018

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony Xperia Z1 / Sony Xperia Z1 Honami from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.ca. Views about the price and screen are on the whole positive. The usability and performance are also appreciated, but views are divided on the portability.

camera, performance, usability, screen, price

83% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony Xperia Z1 5inch LTE C6906 - Factory Unlocked (Black)Sony Xperia Z1 5inch LTE C6906 - Factory Unlocked (Black)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Sharif Sakr (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review: a high-spec cameraphone without the hump

 

It's time to set the record straight: the original Xperia Z, launched back in February, was a decent phone. A solid phone. It was as if Sony had suddenly

An excellent all-rounder ; Waterproof and dustproof ; Attractive design, well-built ; Powerful camera in a skinny frame

Lack of image stabilization hurts video and low-light stills ; 1080p display has bad viewing angles

The Z1 ticks all the main boxes for a cutting-edge Android flagship, with superb 20-megapixel stills being an added bonus. However, if you're looking for the very best cameraphone on the market, this isn't it.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : GSM Arena (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 review: Walking on water

 

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support; 3G with 42Mbps HSPA; 150Mbps LTE, 5" 16M-color 1080p capacitive touchscreen Triluminos display (441ppi pixel density); X-Reality engine, Android OS v4.2.2 Jelly Bean with custom UI, Quad-core 2.26 GHz Krait 400 CPU, 2...

Quite big even for a 5-inch screen phone, Non-user-replaceable battery, Below average loudspeaker performance (probably due to the enhanced waterproofing), No proper video playback decoders (XviD, DivX) out of the box

The Sony Xperia Z1 marks the second rebirth of the company's premium take on what a smartphone should be like. The Xperia Z was a great foundation and laid the groundwork for the company to expand with the Z1. Yes, the naming scheme doesn't really make...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 preview: A closer look

 

One of the hot tickets at this year's IFA, the Sony Xperia Z is about to get the attention it deserves at ours. The smartphone left us feeling extremely positive the last time we met and we are hoping for more of the same.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : es.engadget.com (engadget.com)

Sony Xperia Z1, análisis

 

El Xperia Z supuso sin lugar a dudas una nueva apuesta dentro del diseño móvil para Sony. La gama Z es fácilmente reconocible allá por dónde va, gracias a unas líneas cuidadas, su acabado de alta calidad y el protagonismo del cristal templado. Con el...

Mar, 2013

Expert review by : Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Xperia Z1 review: Sony's return to the megapixel wars

 

Over the past 18 months, CEO Kaz Hirai has been on a mission to unify the sprawling empire entrusted to him into a more cohesive and focused One Sony. On the mobile front, that's resulted in...

The prettiest waterproof phone around ; Has the sensor of a point-and-shoot camera ; Snappy performance

Display is a clear step behind the competition ; Ergonomics leave room for improvement ; Software is not as up to date as the hardware

Until Sony recognizes the importance of great displays, its phones can only be better, never best

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : Andrew Hoyle (cnet.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 is a waterproof, 20.7-megapixel quad-core beast (hands-on)

 

Sony's flagship Xperia Z1 packs a Full HD display, a quad-core processor, and a whopping 20.7-megapixel camera into a waterproof body and wraps it in an aluminium frame.

Sep, 2013

Expert review by : SlashGear (slashgear.com)

T-Mobile Sony Xperia Z1S Review

 

There’s little to dislike about the Sony Xperia Z1S. If you enjoyed everything about the Xperia Z, this device is simply a boost in all the right places. This device feels as high-end as a smartphone of this size has felt in our hands, and everything...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Redaktion (notebookcheck.net)

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October 2013 update. Here you will find the current best subnotebooks reviewed by Notebookcheck in the last few months. Our list of top models is regularly updated, maintained and commented on and should assist in purchase decisions. ... read...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Schmidt (notebookcheck.net)

Review Sony Xperia Z1 Smartphone

 

Freshly polished. Sony presents their updated Xperia Z with the latest hardware and a Full HD screen. The Japanese company's new family member has much more to offer than just a processor update, so we took a closer look for you. Read on to discover...

First class performance; IP certification; LTE Cat. 4 with broad frequency coverage; Good battery life; Great camera; Exceptionally bright display

that has bad viewing angle stability and a high black value; Battery permanently affixed; Bloatware preinstalled

Among others, the competition includes: the iPhone 5, Samsung Galaxy S4 and S4 Active, HTC One, HTC Butterfly, LG G2, Nokia Lumia 925 and 1020.

Oct, 2013

Expert review by : Daniel Perez (ubergizmo.com)

Sony Xperia Z1 Review

 

Smartphone cameras have been improving in their ability to capture just the right moment you're looking for over the past couple of years, with Nokia making the biggest leap in offering a smartphone with a high resolution 41MP camera. The […]

With that said, the Xperia Z1 does have a nice 20.7MP camera with some interesting applications available that can possibly help make the device worth your time and money. If you need an Android device with a large megapixel camera and powerful specs,...

Oct, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:2300 / 3000
Battery performance:2300 / 3000
Continuous audio playback time:110 / 94
Continuous video playback time:12 / 6.6 / 6.66 / 6.67
Standby time (2G):670 / 880
Standby time (3G):600 / 850
Standby time (4G):550 / 760
Talk time (2G):10 / 13.8 / 13.83 / 14
Talk time (3G):15 / 18

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:5152 x 3864
Digital Zoom:8
Face detection: Yes
Flash Type:LED
Front camera:Y
Front camera resolution (numeric):2
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200, 6400, Auto / 100, 200, 400, 800, 3200, 6400, Auto / 3200 / Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Optical sensor size:1 / 2.3 / 1/2.3
Rear camera resolution:5152 x 3864
Rear camera resolution (numeric):20.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:2
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto

Certificates

Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
SAR value:0.773
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.773

Design

Color of product:Black / Purple / Violet / White
Form Factor:Bar
International Protection (IP) code:IPX5 / IPX8
Product color:Black
Protection features:Crash proof, Dust resistant, Splash proof, Water resistant / Dust resistant, Water resistant

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:4.3 / 5
Display number of colors:16.77 / 16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Display Type:IPS / TFT
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY

Memory

Internal RAM:2

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text prediction system:Swype
Text prediction system type:Swype

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, ASF, eAAC+, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV, WMA / 3GPP, AAC, AAC+, AMR, AWB, eAAC+, FLAC, IMY, M4A, MIDI, MP3, MP4, MXMF, OGG, OTA, PCM, RTX, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV / 3GPP, AIFF, DSS, FLAC, MIDI, MKA, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, PCM, RA-Lossless, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, OTA, WAV, XMF / 3GPP, AMR, FLAC, MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, XMF / AAC, AMR, FLAC, MIDI, MP3, MP4, OGG, PCM, WAV
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PCX, PNG, WBMP, WEBP / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG / BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, WEBP
Playback mode:Normal
Playback Modes:Normal
Radio Data System (RDS): Yes
Supported video modes:1080p
Video compression format:3GP, 3GPP, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MKV, MP4, MPEG4, VP8, WEBM, XVID / 3GP, AVI, H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, VP8, WEBM, WMV8, XVID / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM / 3GP, AVI, M4V, MKV, MP4, WEBM, XVID
Video compression formats:H.262, H.263, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG21, MPEG4, VOB, VP8 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4 / H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VP8
Video formats supported:3GP,3GPP,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4 / 3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MKV,MP4,MPEG4,VP8,WEBM,XVID / 3GP,AVI,H.263,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,XVID / 3GP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,VP8,WEBM,WMV8,XVID / 3GP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM / 3GP,AVI,M4V,MKV,MP4,WEBM,XVID
Voice codecs:AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):N / Y
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850, 900, 1800, 1900 / 850,900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS / EDGE,GPRS,GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:850, 900, 1700, 1900, 2100 / 850, 900, 1900, 2100 / 850,900,1700,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSPA+ / HSPA+,HSUPA / HSPA+,UMTS / HSPA,UMTS
4G:N / Y
4G bands supported:800,850,900,1700,1800,2100,2600
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth:No / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, PBAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HID, HSP, MAP, OPP, PAN, SPP
Bluetooth version:4.0
Data network:3G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:128-bit WEP, 64-bit AES, EAP-SIM, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA, WPA2 / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, MD5, PEAP, SSL/TLS, TKIP, WPA2-TKIP, WPS / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP / 128-bit WEP, 64-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP, WPS / 64-bit WEP, 128-bit WEP, EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, PEAP, TKIP
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
Tethering (modem-mode): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11ac, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps,Google Places,Google Voice Search / Google Maps,Google Play,Google Voice Search
Java technology: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Voice recording: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Graphics:Adreno 330
Graphics adapter:Adreno 330
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
On-board graphics adapter model:Adreno 330
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.3
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Recorder, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Menu, Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription / Sim-lock free
Support for contact groups: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
vCard: Yes
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL):Y
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB B / Mini-USB B
USB port:N / Y / Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8974
Processor architecture:ARM Cortex-A15
Processor cores:4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:2.2
Processor model:MSM 8974

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Android
Operating system version:4.2 / 4.2 (Jelly Bean) / 4.2 Jelly Bean / 4.3
Platform:Android
vCard: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroDrive, MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC / MicroSD (TransFlash) / MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Internal RAM:2 / 2048
Internal storage capacity:16
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:2
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in memory capacity:2
Dust-resistant: Yes
Google applications:Gmail, Google Maps, Google Play, Google Talk, YouTube / Google Maps, Google Places, Google Voice Search / Google Maps, Google Play, Google Voice Search
GSM bands supported:900,1800,1900
Resolution:1920 x 1200
Waterproof: Yes

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.335 / 0.374
Height:5 / 5.67 / 5.69
Weight:4.83 / 5.96 / 6
Width:2.56 / 2.91